Racela tells Baldwin: 'Welcome to our world' | Inquirer Sports

Racela tells Baldwin: ‘Welcome to our world’

/ 08:40 PM December 10, 2015
Nash Racela (left) and Tab Baldwin. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net, FIBA.com

Nash Racela (left) and Tab Baldwin. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net, FIBA.com

Far Eastern University coach Nash Racela sees no problem with Tab Baldwin’s appointment as the new head mentor for Ateneo.

With the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP) issue surrounding Baldwin’s hiring, he compared the situation to the likes of Ateneo women’s volleyball coach Tai Bundit and FEU football mentor Kim Chul Su, foreign mentors who both steered their respective squads to UAAP titles.

ADVERTISEMENT

“You have a Thai coach in volleyball and a Korean coach in football. I don’t think there should be a difference in basketball,” Racela said on Thursday.

BCAP has opposed hiring foreigners as head coaches in the past, taking several cases to court.

FEATURED STORIES

‘Welcome to our world’

Racela knows the high expectations Baldwin is facings, especially with Ateneo failing to nab the title for the third straight year.

“I told him the other day that Ateneo expects you to win a championship on your first year. It’s a challenge for him,” said Racela, who works alongside the American-Kiwi in the national team and TNT in the PBA.

But the soft-spoken mentor believes that the entry of Baldwin in the Blue Eagles’ nest would definitely be a big boost to the school’s basketball program.

“He’s a disciplinarian. His experience in coaching would be big. That’s something that I think the Ateneans are banking on,” he said, while welcoming Baldwin to the wild world of collegiate basketball.

“I just told him, ‘Welcome to our world.'”

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Ateneo, coaching, collegiate, Tab Baldwin
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.